By Luis Sandoval
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr had his hands full with Brian Vera Saturday night but he also had a battle before he stepped in the ring with the weight scale. The fight with Vera was originally contracted at a catch weight of 162 pounds and then upped a second time to the super middleweight limit of 168. That still wasn’t enough as the fight was ultimately adjusted a third time with the final weight being 173 pounds.
Leading up to the fight with Vera, Chavez made it clear he could still make 160 pounds and would fight there again should the right meaningful fight present itself. After seeing him have trouble to even meet the 168 pound limit, it’s become obvious the days of Chavez fighting at 160 pounds are over, right?
Well according to Chavez himself, he still believes he can still get down to 160 if he really had to for the right fight.
“No, every time it’s hard to make 160 but I can make that weight. Its hard work but I would [make] the sacrifice for the title. Maybe I’ll fight at 168 too. Today I felt very good. I felt my legs more healthy. My legs were very good, felt much better also with my movement” Chavez would tell BoxingScene.
With a Vera match out of the question, Chavez still has plenty of options awaiting him at 168 and even 160 should he choose to go that route. Chavez would like to get right back into the ring after his layoff and fight in December if his injury to his right hand permits.
Ultimately, the weight he fights at will all depend on the opponents who are presented to him.
“It all depends on the offers that are there. I’m open to fight whoever. A fight for a title at 160 or whatever my promoter presents to us. [A fight with Andre Ward], I want to face the best” said Chavez.
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